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Release Date:
19 March 2007 (Portugal) See more »
Tagline:
A Film By Luna. See more »
Plot:
In Moscow, the priest Owen hires a team to guide him in the underworld to find his friend Sergei that is missing while researching the legend about the existence of demons and an entrance to hell beneath the city. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Vincent Gallo ... Father Owen

Oksana Akinshina ... Lyuba

Val Kilmer ... Andrey

Rade Serbedzija ... Sergey

Joaquim de Almeida ... Yuri

Julio Perillán ... Alec Miller

Alex O'Dogherty ... Pavel
Paloma Terriente ... Sombra

Joss Ackland ... Tolstoy

Sage Stallone ... Vassily
Roman Shamko ... Ksiel
Borja Romaniv ... Asbeel
Alejandro Horeyda ... Ksiel's Group Member
Juan Carlos Guerrero ... Ksiel's Group Member
Ekaterina Vovenko ... Ksiel's Group Member
Marilo Muñoz ... Dark Old Woman
Alina Litvak ... Miss Pushkina
Alejandro Martinez ... Lyuba's Watchman
Fernando Guerrero ... Outcast
Andrés Bernal ... Red Cross Outcast
Franco Calvano ... Vassily's Companion (as Franco Calvano 'Cain')
Sergio Garcia-Dils de la Vega ... Tolstoy's Companion
Guillermo Aguado ... Andrey's Bodyguard
Fernando Bermejo ... Andrey's Bodyguard
Roman Karpoukhine ... Andrey's Bodyguard
Josefa Gil ... Square's Old Woman
Nelly Borshchovo ... Orthodox Nun
Ludmyla Boychuk ... Orthodox Nun
Viktoria Kisternaia ... Novodevichy's Abbess
Raquel Pérez ... Sister Natalia

Directed by
María Lidón  (as Luna)
 
Writing credits
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Adela Ibañez 

Produced by
Dolo Magan .... producer
Jose Magan .... producer
Jose Magan Perez .... line producer
 
Cinematography by
Ricardo Aronovich 
 
Film Editing by
Elena Ruiz 
 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Donald Paul Pemrick 
 
Art Direction by
Nieves Monterde 
 
Costume Design by
Queca Sainz 
 
Makeup Department
Eva Quilez .... assistant makeup artist
Sagra Ramos .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Manolo Limón .... unit production manager
Jose Magan Perez .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guillermo Aguado .... second assistant director
Alejandro Martinez .... second assistant director
Francesc Prat .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Vanesa de la Haza .... property master
 
Sound Department
David Calleja .... sound mixer
David Calleja .... sound re-recording mixer
Ferran Mengod .... sound mixer
Oriol Tarragó .... supervising sound editor
Kiku Vidal .... foley artist
David Álvarez .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Óscar León .... special effects supervisor
Fidel Pérez .... special effects production
 
Visual Effects by
David Martínez .... visual effects artist
Quico Noizeux .... digital compositor
Sandra Picher .... visual effects coordinator
Gabriel Sitjas .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlos Cañal .... video assist
Jordi Joaní .... gaffer
Josep Llopart .... electrician
Xavier Méndez .... electrician
Alex Narváez .... electrician
Cristian Vega .... assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Lurey .... casting assistant
Alejandro Martinez .... assistant casting coordinator
 
Editorial Department
Jorge Macaya .... assistant editor
Laura Sánchez .... film scanner (as Laura Sanchez)
 
Music Department
Marc Blanes Matas .... music mixer
 
Transportation Department
Graeme Harrison .... driver
Paco Marbella .... driver
Alex Molina .... driver
Ernesto Rodríguez .... driver
Manolo Volando .... driver
 
Other crew
Guillermo Aguado .... location scout
Pablo Carrera .... accountant
Pablo Carrera .... executive production assistant
Sara Garcia .... runner
Sergio Garcia-Dils de la Vega .... location scout
Amparo Gozalvo .... location scout: Andalucia
Silvia Haro .... director assistant
Cela Ortega .... sales manager
Ekaterina Ozhogina .... transcriptor
Txerra Soria .... production assistant
 

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Rated R for language
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82 min
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Maria Lidon started working on this film while in post production on The Life: What's Your Pleasure? (2004).See more »
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Tolstoy:According to legend we live on the threshold of hell, but in reality it is much more than just legend. It is said that man defied God when out of vanity he longed to build temples so high they touched the heavens and reached the ages.See more »

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17 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
The gates to Hell, 13 February 2008
Author: mario_c from Porto, Portugal

MOSCOW ZERO is a really dark, mystical and supernatural film. The plot is very straight to follow since it's just about a quest to find SERGEI (played by Rade Serbedzija) an old friend of the father OWEN (played by Vincent Gallo) that went to the catacombs of Moscow alone. The entire movie is passed in there. Though the film has a very open ending, which is, by the way, very well connected to the mysterious and mystical ambiance that is always present… What I appreciated the most in the film was precisely this mystical and supernatural ambiance of this story and the way it was shot. It has a great cinematography, creating very dark and claustrophobic scenarios. The soundtrack is also good, because it also has mysterious, dark, melancholic and melodic music, like a ghost story must have! One other detail that I also appreciated was the fact of the demons were characterized only as shadows, as a dark light in the underworld… I found it so much better than the traditional way of characterize demons as little monsters with sharpened teethes, horns and a back tail…

I think this film is very well produced, though I agree it's a bit slow sometimes and could have been more suspenseful. However I also think this melancholy present in the plot and the soundtrack fits perfectly in a dark and mystical story like this.

The acting is reasonably good, but I only would like to mention the Portuguese actor Joaquim de Almeida, playing YURI character… It was a surprise to me hearing him speaking some lines in Russian, but he's a "box of surprises" anyway…

I also would like to say that I think this movie is too much underrated here on IMDb. I Liked this film, especially because of its ambiance as I said before, and I found pretty absurd that a user can say things like this: "There are two shameful reviews in IMDb promoting this movie and they are typically fake, written by users with only one review in this site". Just because he has more than 3000 reviews he thinks he's opinion is better than anyone else's! It's really sad…

My final vote to this different but good film is 7/10.

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